The beautiful Border ballad Jock O Hazeldean is the subject of this week’s episode. The song tells the tale of a young woman who skips out on her handsome young groom-to-be and instead heads north to be with her true love, Jock.
First collected by Sir Walter Scott for his Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders at the beginning of the 19th century, it may actually date from almost 100 year before.
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Jock O Hazeldean by The Sorries (taken from the album The Sorries – 2009